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Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s


Interfaith Service

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service
Sunday, November 23
4:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church
109 Continental Ave., River Edge

The annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the River Dell Interreligious Clergy Association, will be held on Sunday, November 23, at 4:00 PM, at the First Congregational Church of River Edge, 109 Continental Avenue (at Kinderkamack Road).  Faith Communities taking part in the service will include Temple Avodat Shalom of River Edge, First Congregational Church of River Edge, Grace Lutheran Church of River Edge, Central Unitarian Church of Paramus, St. Joseph’s Church of Oradell and St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church of River Edge and Church of the Annunciation (Episcopal) of Oradell.  The Rev. David Horst, pastor of the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus will be the preacher/speaker.


CYO Fundraiser 
“Layups for Luke”

Fundraiser for the benefit of Luke Abbadessa & Family

Saturday November 22nd
5:30 CYO Kick off Mass
followed by fundraiser
in the Gym 6:30-9:30

Dinner:  $30 per family
(Pizza and Soft Drinks), BYOB

A great night out for a great cause — fun basketball drills for kids, tug of war, craft table for little ones.

Click here for flyer / order form


Food Pantry
Thanksgiving Hours

The Food Pantry will be open Monday, November 24th and Wednesday, November 26th from 3:00 – 5:00 in anticipation of Thanksgiving and the distribution of turkeys and hams and Shop Rite gift cards that have been collected.

The food pantry is in need of:

Non-perishable food items
Any type of cleaning products
All paper products
All kinds of condiments


Home for Christmas
Gingerbread House Fundraiser

Decorate your own
Gingerbread House
and help support
Habitat for Humanity

Sunday December 7th
St. Peter’s Parish Center

Sign-up after all Masses

For more info contact:
Pat Kress 201-599-1812 or:
Cris Olson crolson@optonline.net

Click here for flyer


Walk-In Supper
Volunteers Needed

On the first Thursday of every other month, volunteers from our parish cook and serve dinner for approximately 100 poor and/or homeless people from Bergen County at the shelter in Hackensack.

Help is needed for a variety of tasks. You can buy the ingredients and prepare a large salad, or help by cooking and heating through an already prepared frozen entrée that is provided to you such as lasagna, meatballs or something very similar.  You can also help to setup, serve the meal and clean up afterwards.

In addition to adult volunteers, confirmation candidates and their parents are encouraged to participate. Some parishioners participate in this program as a family ministry. If you can help, please call Linda McShane at 201-967-7349. Thank you!


Rosary Society
Christmas Dinner

Annual Rosary
Christmas Dinner

Monday, December 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Lieto Restaurant
New Milford, NJ
Cost $35.00

$35.00 includes appetizers, salad, pasta course entree and dessert

Please drop your check off to the rectory by 12/3/14


This Winter’s Eve
Advent Concert

St. Peter’s is thrilled to host Sarah Hart — a popular musician and songwriter — for a concert, This Winter’s Eve: An Advent night of story, song and reflection, on Saturday evening December 13 at 7pm in the church.

All are welcome to join us for this exciting parish-wide event! Tickets are $10 per person and $15 per family. They will be sold after masses in the Gathering Space, or contact the Office of Faith Formation at faithformation@saint-peter.org or at 201 265 6019.


Mass Schedule

Thanksgiving 2014
Thursday, November 27
One Mass Only: 9:00 AM
With distribution of blessed bread

Friday, November 28
One Mass Only: 9:00 AM

Parish Office: Closed
Thursday & Friday

A Blessed Thanksgiving to You and Yours!



Early Holiday
Bulletin Deadlines

Make a note of the following bulletin deadlines when planning announcements for your ministries:

Issue Date Deadline (12:00 noon)
Nov. 30 Friday, Nov. 21
Dec. 21 Friday, Dec. 12
Dec. 28 Thurs., Dec. 18
Jan. 4 Tues., Dec. 23



Giving Tree

The Annual Giving Tree begins the weekend of November 22/23.

This year we are collecting gifts as well as gift cards for:

Families within our community, h.i.p. (Heightened Independence and Progress), individuals living independently in spite of their disabilities and Bergen Youth Center.

If you choose to purchase Gift Cards, a representative from St. Peter Academy will be selling gift cards in the Gathering Space. There’s no need for you to run out to the mall.

Please bring unwrapped gifts and gift cards to the Gathering Space at any time, but no later than Sunday, December 14th.

Click here for guidelines to help you decide which tag to choose.


Work of Human
Hands Sale

The annual Work of Human Hands sale will be held the weekend of November 22-23 after all the masses.  There will be an assortment of Fair Trade items as well as many beautiful and unique handcrafted products from around the world.

The proceeds from this sale will help support and improve the quality of life for the low-income artisans and farmers in developing regions.

Please join us in supporting this great cause.  Hosted by Women’s Cornerstone Team XVIII.

Turkey Drive

Annual Thanksgiving
Frozen Turkey Drive

St. Peter the Apostle Church will hold its 17th Annual Thanksgiving Frozen Turkey Drive on Saturday, November 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Church parking lot.

Help spread the spirit of Thanksgiving to those in need. Drive up and drop off a frozen bird! Once again, we are asking for your generous support of this worthy cause. For more information, please contact Jakov Stipanov at 201-262-1105.


Going Green!
Help Wanted

The Just Faith Ministry is looking for ways to make St. Peter’s a “green” parish.  If you are interested in helping out with this great project, please come to our first meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 in the school meeting room.


Pilgrim Statue
of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week
through December 28.


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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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